Category Archives: Visitor Thoughts

A Reflection in Rhyme

We recently bid goodbye to a dearly loved volunteer, David Wilmot, but not nearly as elegantly as he bid farewell to us! See below some favorite excerpts from a tremendous 12-page poetic epic he left pinned up in the kitchen … Continue reading

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85 Hugs and Immeasurable Things Like Love

I arrived at Jhamtse Gatsal a bit nervous and not sure what to expect, but when I left a year and a half later, I felt as if I was leaving my home and my family. What makes Jhamtse Gatsal … Continue reading

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You are always in my heart!

. Geneva, July 17th, 2014 Dear Jhamtse children,   I hope this letter finds you well. Already one year has passed since my stay in your school. Time is passing but your smiles and laughs are still in my mind. … Continue reading

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Surprise Travelers from Spain

We are happy to share our experience: We met a guy named Adam, in Nepal, who told us about this Community. Noe, being a teacher, was very interested in visiting it. We didn’t have the number or email to contact … Continue reading

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Humbling Insights and Warming Thoughts

I have made new discoveries here. Yaks will gladly eat paper. In fact there are a lot of things I didn’t know about where Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community is located, the resilience of the local population and the harsh challenges … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful on a Mountaintop

In November & December, two fun-loving filmmakers from London spent time at Jhamtse Gatsal, shooting footage for a documentary they are making. This is an email interview of Andrew Hinton and Johnny Burke for Jhamtse Gatsal News. Questions by Sangey … Continue reading

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First Visitors from Canada!

Jhamtse Gatsal: Our visit from October 17 to 24, 2013. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others……. Mahatma Gandhi. This was our first visit to the Children’s Community and it has left … Continue reading

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A Special Day in Tawang

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. November 21 was a very special day for the children of Jhamtse Gatsal. Several relics (small pieces of bone) from Buddha, on loan from the National Museum in … Continue reading

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Sad News, Message of Compassion

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. Sometimes the poignancy and power of events affecting the Jhamtse Gatsal community just stop me in my tracks. Yesterday was such a day. It was Children’s Day in … Continue reading

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A Little About Leki

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. October 29th: This is just the 8th day since I arrived at Jhamtse Gatsal and so much has happened! I’m sorry I can’t post photos from here. Our … Continue reading

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Inspired By Malala

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. Being at Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community is wonderful and always full of new adventures. But sometimes it feels very far from home. I’m teaching English to grades 7, … Continue reading

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Jhamtse Gatsal’s New Cafe

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. Jhamtse Gatsal was recently invited to open a café in the closest town of Tawang, the seat of local government. The local administration wanted to have one place … Continue reading

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The Importance of English

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. This year I am teaching 7th and 8th grade English. There are about a dozen kids in each class, mixed in ability, but all eager and curious, and … Continue reading

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Everybody is My Favourite Friend

This was my second visit to Jhamste Gatsal children community. We arrived in Guwahati with a plane together with my mum and dad and Judith. Dorjee picked us up at the airport. Dorjee is the driver of the school, he … Continue reading

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History of Jhamtse Gatsal’s Vision

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. Today Judith Webster from Switzerland, and Jerry Zadow and Dr. Craig Ottenstein from the US left Jhamtse Gatsal for home. While they were here, we had the opportunity … Continue reading

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New Construction Nearly Finished

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. It’s amazing what the children and staff of Jhamtse Gatsal accomplish. With the help of one mason and a carpenter, they have nearly finished construction of a 2-story … Continue reading

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Once Again & Always An Adventure

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. Once again I am at Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community in the Himalaya. It’s always an adventure. This time I traveled to Delhi by way of New York and … Continue reading

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Truly Special and Wondrous

A child-sponsor from Charlemont, Massachusetts, USA shares his thoughts after visiting Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community. [singlepic id=1837 w=250 h=250 float=left]I had the privilege & pleasure of visiting Jhamtse Gatsal for a week this October. Tho this wasn’t as much time … Continue reading

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Far Away Land Part 3

Originally posted on Vishnu’s personal blog, and shared with his permission. [singlepic id=1928 w=600 h=450 float=left] Part 3 As I progressed with my Cinema Workshop children became more and more receptive and perceptive. The girls more than the boys for … Continue reading

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Far Away Land Part 2

Originally posted on Vishnu’s personal blog, and shared with his permission. [singlepic id=1926 w=600 h=450 float=left] Part 2 Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community School. A place in the sky: two hours of travel from Tawang right on the border of Bhutan … Continue reading

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